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22 Ways to Save Money While Homesteading

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Unless you are one of those well-known millionaire preppers off the coast of California, chances are you need to make homesteading as cheap and effective as possible. Saving money will not only make homesteading much simpler, but also it will also help you increase your stockpile. You will find many …

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Backyard and Outdoor Cooking Methods

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Ok, excuse the wind but we’ve got a little camp out going on out here, and I’d thought it’d be a good day for me to show you some outdoor cooking techniques that you can use if you’re in a jam, and need to be able to cook some food.

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Homemade MREs for Your Stockpile

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MREs, or Meals Ready to Eat, originated from the military. In fact, the military has a whole department in charge of the development of these unique meals. MREs are scientifically designed to last up to 5 years. Crafted to be immediately edible, they provide an average of 1250 calories. The …

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How to Protect Farm Animals from Extreme Heat

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Your livestock are a huge investment of money and time, which is why protecting them during extreme temperature fluctuations, is important. As much work as it may be, ensuring that your animals don’t freeze in the winter or overheat in the summer is beneficial for you. In the long run, …

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How to find the Right Self-Defense Class for Preppers

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As preppers, we are always looking for ways to better our chances of survival, but one aspect that is severely overlooked is self-defense. There are many courses directed at the self-defense craze and some of them are even ‘tailored’ for the preppers. Some of these classes are scams, while others …

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Why We Should All Have a Geiger Counter

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Ahh, memories… I remember back in the day at school we used to have emergency disaster drills. We were all marched out into the hallway and lined up against the wall. We were then instructed to sit down facing the wall, put our heads between our knees and our hands …

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How to Assemble an EDC First Aid Kit and Where to Keep It

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The I-85 bridge in Atlanta Georgia, a major highway for both commuters and vacationers, collapsed last week due to a fire that allegedly started in a shopping cart beneath the bridge. The fire that resulted led to the collapse of one part of the bridge and damage to several other …

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[VIDEO] Building a Ladder with Paracord Rope and Branches

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Hey everyone, We just uploaded a new youtube video showing how to make some DIY ladders with branches and paracord. 4 ways in total, the 3rd one is actually not found anywhere else on youtube: Be sure to subscribe to our youtube channel for new videos – we have 7 that are waiting to be published …

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The 26 Best Snares for Survival: Land, Air, Sea

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Snares are the survivalist’s secret weapon for a few different reasons. They are inexpensive, they require very few materials to make, they are extremely effective with quite a high success rate, they are reliable, and they do not take much energy to make (preserving crucial caloric stores). How can snares …

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The Governor vs. the Judge

photo credits: adapted from Ben Branam on Flickr.com Which came first, the Governor or the Judge? Well, in regards to those two particular guns, the Taurus Judge actually came out before the higher priced, big brand name Smith and Wesson jumped on the bandwagon with their version known as the …

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73 EDC Items to Keep in Your Car

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The term EDC or everyday carry, refers to the items and survival gear that you carry with you on a daily basis. Experts recommend you select essential items that are discreet and lightweight enough to be carried at all times. Normally this means using your pockets, or wearing items around …

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How to Stockpile Emergency Water

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One of the greatest challenges to preparing your retreat for when SHTF is knowing how much water to store and how to store it. In a disaster situation, you never know what may happen to your water sources – you may be unable to collect water for a long period …

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The Application of Bees in Home Defense and Fortification

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When you talk or think of bees when it comes to a homestead or post collapse scenario, their job as pollinators for the crops or being a food producer themselves by giving us honey is what comes to mind first for many. But throughout history, and even today, they have been used …

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DIY Paracord Sling Step By Step

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Paracord is a very versatile form of cordage originally manufactured for parachutes. It was a special intertwined rope made for the lines of suspension on the chute, but now it is so dynamic that it is used in almost every form of survival and post collapse BOB and kits. It …

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The Best Handgun For Preppers

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I was given the idea for the topic of “best hand gun”. My first question was, “best hand gun for what”? The best hand gun for self-defense? The best hand gun for hunting? The best hand gun for your Bug Out Bag? The best overall hand gun I pondered over …

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Sourcing Lead and Alternative Bullet Material

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If part of your prepping plans involve firearms, then part of your prepping plans must also include ammunition for your firearms. Like many firearms enthusiasts, you may plan to reload your own ammo. If this is the case then you must have stockpiles of powder, casings, primers, and projectiles. How …

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Pet Emergency Treatments a Prepper Needs to Know

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While getting our four legged family members their rabies shots at our long time veterinarians (it’s the law so we go), I saw some pet first aid kits so that sparked a few questions. Most notably, about going beyond the basic first aid kit when prepping for survival. What about …

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50 Preps You Can Get Almost Free with Coupons

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When a catastrophe does occur, there is usually a run-on food supplies and survival equipment. People run to the stores and stock up on food, water, firewood, generators, and sometimes just about anything they can get their hands on. Being prepared really matters. Having a stockpile really matters. Saving money …

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